Dr. Frank A. Parzynski, Jr., 84, of Sandusky, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Firelands Regional Medical Center after an illness.
He was born in Buffalo, NY on September 27, 1936 to the late Frank A. and Stephanie Parzynski.
He was a 1957 graduate of the University of New York at Buffalo, formerly the University of Buffalo, and a 1961 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship in Grove City, PA and went into family practice in Mercer, PA from 1962-1965. Later, he completed his Obstetrics/Gynecology residency at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital in Garden City, MI in 1969. He was the founding physician of Sandusky’s very first OB clinic, in the late 60’s. During his career at Firelands, Dr. Parzynski was a member of the Executive Committee, Co-Chairman of the OB Department, Chief of Staff of the former Sandusky Memorial, and Co-Chief of Staff at Firelands. He also served as President of the 5th District Academy of the Ohio Osteopathic Association. He retired from full-time practice in 2002, after 33 years of practicing in the Sandusky area and delivering more than 7,000 babies.
Dr. Parzynski enjoyed fishing and boating aboard “Natural Berth” and vacationing at their home in Eatonton, GA or anywhere where there is water.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen S. (Ross) Parzynski, whom he married in 1992; children, Jennifer (Anthony) Arcudi, Sue (Charles) Janutol, Amy (Ron) Hammye, Frank Parzynski, Margaret (Bernie) Blanche, Frances (Joshua) Smith, Devin Wingader, G. Patrick Wingader, and Christopher (Stephanie) Wingader; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard (Joyce) Parzynski and Robert (Sandi Jennings) Parzynski; nieces; nephews; brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many other loving relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Parzynski; and mother-in-law, Gloria Brackney.
Calling hours were held on Wednesday, June 23 until funeral services begin at 8 P.M. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Chaplain Mel Sayler will officiate. Cremation will take place and a private committal service will take place in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Parzynski’s name to The Foundation for Firelands, Stein Hospice, or Grace Episcopal Church.
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